Active for our water – living rivers, clean lakes

The www.wasseraktiv.at website is an Austrian Internet platform that offers daily updated information and event tips relating to the Austrian water sector.

The trigger for the launch of wasseraktiv was the European Water Framework Directive and the requirement for citizen participation formulated therein. In 2009, the Austrian water sector launched its first online participation initiative. Its objective was to sharpen awareness of water as a vital resource and provide basic knowledge to promote citizen participation by supplying people with pertinent news, information on water engineering measures and event tips and launching activation initiatives such as a photo competition. PlanSinn, working closely with the Ministry of Life and ovos media (technical matters and the Facebook site), was responsible for the content of the website.